Within the EU regulatory concerning rail traffic, the DeBo role is covered in relevant Directives (in Directive 2008/57/EC, with amendment 2014/106/EU: Article 17 (3) and Annex V, and in Directive (EU) 2016/797: Article 45 and Annex IV). The result from DeBo verification is aimed to issue DeBo EC Certificate of Verification, and therefore relevant at sub-system level.
SINTEF is appointed as DeBo by the Norwegian Railway Authority (Statens jernbanetilsyn) for Member State Norway, with the responsibility to perform DeBo certifications according to EU regulations covering Norwegian national rules within the railway application area. Norwegian national rules are covered in the Norwegian legacy framework, specifically covered in "Samtrafikkforskriften" (in Norwegian).
SINTEF is appointed by the Finnish Railway Authority (TRAFI) for Member State Finland, with responsibility to perform DeBo certifications covering Finnish national rules.
SINTEF is appointed by the Swedish Railway Authority (Transportstyrelsen) for Member State Sweden, with responsibility to perform DeBo certifications covering Swedish national rules.
SINTEF has performed DeBo certification for Norway for the ATC STM product provided by manufacturer Bombardier, and for Finland for the corresponding ATC STM product provided by manufacturer Ansaldo. A corresponding certification for the Ansaldo ATC STM for Norway is ongoing.